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MEXICO CITY - In all of Mexico, there is only one gun store. The shop, known officially as the Directorate of Arms and Munitions Sales, is operated by the Mexican military. The clerks wear pressed green camouflage. They are soldiers.
Mexico has some of the toughest gun-control laws in the world, a matter of pride for the nation's citizens. Yet Mexico is awash in weapons.
 

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I'm sure that gun shop isn't the only way civilians can legally buy guns in Mexico.
Mexico used to have a small but significant percentage of gun owners who were sport shooters.
Metallic Silhouette shooting came from Mexico.
Many guns have been chambered in what we would call "odd" calibers (like an M1911 in .38 Super) because the Mexicans were not allowed to have military-caliber weapons, so manufacturers added some different calibers to this line-up to appeal to that Mexican market.

Maybe Mexicans who want to legally own guns can get approval to buy and IMPORT THEM from the U.S. Maybe even mail-order? First they pay for the gun, then they get the paperwork approved, and then they have the gun shipped to their home, or to a local police station for inspection / registration? (I'm just guessing).

If the U.S. banned all gun stores but still allowed guns, I'd do my gun shopping from Canadian gun stores and sporting goods stores, and import what I want.
 

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gunsmoker said:
Maybe Mexicans who want to legally own guns can get approval to buy and IMPORT THEM from the U.S. Maybe even mail-order? First they pay for the gun, then they get the paperwork approved, and then they have the gun shipped to their home, or to a local police station for inspection / registration? (I'm just guessing).
Yep, that's addressed in the article.

Yoshida added: "We have lost many members. And most of my clients have brought their weapons from the U.S., because we are near the border. Otherwise, it would be a problem for my customers having to go to Mexico City to buy their guns. It's too far."
 

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Could the "no dearth of violence" be because MX is virtually a nationwide gun free zone? Criminal gangs commit murder at will and no one can stop them. I'm sure the writer of this article intended it to be anti-gun (those awful Americans, their guns are being smuggled here and used to kill our citizens!) but to me it had the opposite effect: further proof that a disarmed society is more violent than an armed one.
 

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Saying there's only one gun store in Mexico reminds me of the South Park episode where they sing, "There's only one road in Canada!".

Canadians: Follow the only road.
Follow the only road.
To go anywhere in Canada we
just follow the only road.
There's only one raod in Canada.
We call it the road, the only road,
hip hip hooray lets hear it for the road!
Builders: It's paved and nice and up to code.

Stan: Dude lets get out of here.
Kyle: Word.

Canadians: You're off to see the Prime Minister,
The Prime Minister of Canada.
Doctor: Remember to watch out for Scott,
He's a :censored:
 
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